We are in the countryside between the river Panaro and the Via Emilia, an area that has long been the subject of territorial disputes between the cities of Bologna and Modena. It is the dawn of May 26: the silence of the rural landscape is abruptly interrupted by the sound of a small group of horses galloping. They are imperial soldiers, mostly from Cremona, and they are heading southeast along a dirt road. King Enzius, son of Emperor Frederick II, received just last night the news that Modena was attacked by a militia formed by Bolognese, Ferrarese and papal soldiers. The decision to intervene was immediate; the Guelph attack cannot go unpunished. Here begins The Fall of the King: what happens in the next hours will go down in history as the battle of Fossalta and the fate of King Enzius will change forever. Are you ready to travel through time?